Bookshop Situation Series: The FACIT Model

10 September 2019, 18:00–20:00

Bookshop Situation Series presents an evening with the book, The FACIT Model: Globalism, Localism & Identity. The book will be released at Index with a casual conversation with the group Our Polite Society.

FACIT was one of the world’s biggest office machine companies that disappeared into obscurity almost overnight because of missed technological developments and fierce competition. The FACIT Model book approaches this story from a design perspective through the abundance of printed matter that is still preserved in the company archive.

Artist group Our Polite Society approached the FACIT AB archive as a visual source, studied type specimens to make new digital interpretations of alphabets used in FACIT machines, spoke to former FACIT employees to learn more about their ideas and intentions, and commissioned a number of contributions to deal with topics that they found significant in relation to the material.

The Bookshop Situation Series at Index is based on events to present books, magazines, records and other artistic formats. The bookshop situation is a way to test content, to share it, to distribute it, offering situations to be part of a community of experimental producers and users.